Dance of co-drivers in the WRC 2016


Even Management moved the tree and the co-pilot began to fall as a row of domino pieces. The Norwegian company that manages the careers of Andreas Mikkelsen, Esapekka Lappi, Pontus Tidemand and Ole Christian Veiby (among others) has crushed the ‘market’ of co-drivers in the WRC. The first movement made by the Norwegian firm has caused Andreas Mikkelsen, Pontus Tidemand and Mads Ostberg change of co-driver for the season 2016 WRC, a movement that could also be extended to the own Veiby. On his part, oblivious to this ‘revolution scandinavian’, Lorenzo Bertelli also premiering navigator in 2016.

Jonas Andersson will be the co-pilot Pontus Tidemand in the next season. The swede has signed for Even Management to sit at the right hand of the driver of Skoda Motorsport, ending his collaboration with Mads Ostberg. The co-pilot began to collaborate with the new pilot M-Sport in mid-2009 on the occasion of the Acropolis Rally, and since then has been an inseparable companion, conquering even the Championship Norwegian before landing permanently in the WRC. Ostberg and Andersson won the Rally of Portugal 2012.

The gap left by Jonas Andersson already has an owner. Ola Floene has joined Mads Ostberg to tackle a new project with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC. The airbag Norwegian has been the navigator of Andreas Mikkelsen in two stages, since the season 2006 to 2012 and from mid-2014 until the end of the WRC in 2015 in Volkswagen. It happens that in the intermediate period was at the right hand of Pontus Tidemand, in this particular circle drawn by Even Management. Despite this, surprised by this movement, since Mikkelsen and Floene achieved their first victory in the WRC in the last Rally of Catalunya.


With Ostberg and Tidemand with new companions, the latter by deciding a co-pilot is Andreas Mikkelsen. The Norwegian is in these moments composed and without a boyfriend (sporty), but with a Polo R WRC, which makes it very attractive to the project that surrounds the Norwegian. Mikkelsen has two options on the table, even though rumors suggest that it could close the circle with Anders Jaeger, co-working with Ole Christian Veiby, who, as we have explained is also under the umbrella of Event Management. The other option is to Emil Axelsson, without a job after pears with Pontus Tidemand.

on The margin of this iol scandinavian, Lorenzo Bertelli also premiering airbag. The Italian confirmed last Rally RACC Catalunya that his collaboration with Lorenzo Granai was not going to be able to continue in 2016, despite working with his compatriot and friend during the second half of 2015 and in its first bars in the world of the rallies. In this way, Lorenzo Bertelli has chosen to Simone Scattollin as his new navigator. The Italian has been associated with different pilots came through as Giandomenico Basso, Damiano Of Tomasso or Fabio Andolfi.